Are you a Newquay BID levy-paying member that is passionate about the town’s business community and keen to be a participative part of its future? If you have the disposable time to dedicate a few hours of work per month, you might consider becoming a Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) director. The team is now taking initial expressions of interest from members who wish to get more involved with the not-for-profit organisation by becoming a voluntary director or to form part of an independent working group (if numbers allow).

Expression of interest forms have been distributed digitally to all who previously showed interest throughout the ballot period last December. The team would be particularly interested in hearing from those who have a specific skillset (such as legal training, HR, finance or project management), along with strategic experience or knowledge that they can bring to board level to ensure they continue Newquay BID continue to meet future aims. Although these are voluntary positions and non-executive board directors do not receive financial recompense for their contribution, they help oversee the strategic direction of Newquay BID making sure objectives are met and the organisation is both effective and fair.

Over the past ten years, Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) has established itself as an integral catalyst and a constant business and community support provider. The not-for-profit organisation is also a vital body providing ongoing powerful local, regional, and national advertising, media, digital communications, PR and marketing campaigns for Newquay.

Since 2019, Jonathan Start, partner at Start & Co has been a voluntary Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) board director.  Jonathan said, “I’ve been involved in some capacity in Newquay BID since the offset. Having lived and worked in Newquay all my life, I feel it is important for me to be involved in some of the decisions that directly affect the business community as well as the wider community.”

Jonathan continued, “The current board of directors all have brilliant successful businesses in the resort and this reinforces our positions as we naturally want to improve the environment that we trade in. We also have a solid understanding of the challenges, as well as the benefits that come with running a business here in Newquay, and Cornwall more generally. In addition, we recognise that the investment put into the BID is only going to add value to the town, our home so it’s a win, win. For this reason, I firmly believe in the BID and we’re now looking for more business owners with this critical expertise and insight who share this sentiment to quite literally jump on board.”

Carla-Marie Jones, Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) Manager, said, “We’re a few months into our new five-year term now with a fresh business plan and key objectives. It feels like the perfect time to bring new directors onboard to help us deliver. We are keen to be as inclusive and representative as possible and ensure diversity across our board. So, if you are a strategically-minded business person who supports the BID, a good communicator and a decision maker and feel you will be a positive influence with great ideas to contribute, we’d love to hear from you.  Being part of Newquay BID is incredibly rewarding and will allow you to have a real impact on the town’s business landscape, ensuring it maintains its year-round appeal as a key destination to live, work and visit.”

Those interested in becoming a Newquay BID board director should please email for more information and to request the Expression of Interest form or call 07487 590966 for an informal chat. For further information on Newquay BID’s future work, please email or visit the website at: